Let’s start with the basics, What is Teej?
Teej is the most important festival for women in Nepal where they fast to pray Lord Shiva for the long life of their husbands/partners. Women make their men feel special on this day for their bond to grow stronger. Now fasting is not an easy process – despite this on the day of Teej, women all over Nepal do it for their husbands or future husbands.
Since she puts so much effort into this, you should do some special stuff as well to make her day special and memorable. Making her feel great is not a cake-walk but tips below might just smoothen it for you:
1. Gift her a Teej Kit
Teej is a special occasion for women. So you can gift her a Teej kit that contains Cosmetics, Mehendi, Bangles, Necklaces, dry fruits, etc. These things will come in handy in her preparation for the festival and will likely need them for the festival. There is nothing better than a man gifting things that she will need without having to say it. We are sure she will love it.
2. Go Shopping with her
It is known that women are fond of shopping. On top of that, as soon as the season of Teej comes along she would want to be all decked up for this festival. What can be more special than a man spending the entire day shopping with his girl – just for the sake of her happiness? That one day of strolling in the by-lanes of new-road or Mangalbazar with your lady to find drape of her choice is sure to make her feel special.
3. Help in organizing Teej Dar
Dar and Teej are two words for the same festival- well almost. Every woman loves to celebrate Dar and would love to have a small gathering of her loved ones. Why not take the responsibility of organizing most of the event on your own so that she can just chill out for the evening, carefree without having to bother about preparation and cleaning the after-mess?
4. Join the fast if your stamina allows you
It is not a cakewalk to water fast for 24 long hours for most of the women. She expects her man to realize her hardship. You can join the fast too along with her if possible. Trust me, This will overwhelm her knowing that you too pray for her longevity as much as she does. Besides, one of the best ways to make her feel special is to share her burden or at least- feel her burden. This will bond the two of you even more as both of you face the same difficulty together.
5. Volunteer to cook fast-breaking meal for her
Hunger is at its peak while breaking the fast after 24 long hours. She would love to have a meal of her choice without going through the hassle of preparing it. You can cook a fast-break meal for her and order some of her favorite delicacies. Your lady will be content with the food and your effort. After all the best way to someone’s heart is through their stomach.
6. Gift her a piece of jewellery
Women love jewelry. Regardless of how tomboyish they may be, they love them – especially if it’s a gift from her man. For her jewelry is not just an ornament. it’s your symbol of love. You can give her something as simple as an Earring, Ring, Bangles, Nose pins or you can also gift them gold or diamond wares if your pocket allows it. This will be a lasting memory for your wife and is sure to bring a smile to her face.
7. Drop her to Maiti
It is a kind of tradition in Nepal to go to Maiti on Teej. And women love to go back to the place which was home to her until she was married. You can drop her at Maiti and have a chat with her parents to make her feel that you care for her happiness and freedom. At the same time, this will also show that you respect her parents as much as she does.
8.Express your love vocally
For most women, It is not material gifts that matter the most but your love and emotions. Therefore be a little vocal as sometimes you need to express what you feel about her. Women like that little old-school romance no matter how grown up and practical she appears to be. You can make some hand-made cards and pen down your emotion and slip it under her pillow for her to read on the fast-breaking morning. This will surely put a smile on her face.
So guys buckle up and do one or more of the above to make her feel special and gain some brownie points from your lady love.
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